Arya’s last scene in ‘Game of Thrones’ dropped huge hint about her next kill
Warning: contains major spoilers for season eight, episode five of Game of Thrones.
It was a subdued end to what was a shocking episode of Game of Thrones, as the penultimate instalment of the HBO fantasy epic took an incredibly dark turn.
Arya Stark had seemingly turned her back on her murderous path, convinced by the Hound not to murder Cersei Lannister just before he sacrificed his own life (along with that of the Mountain's) in the highly-anticipated 'CleganeBowl.'
Jaime and Cersei, however, met their fate all the same in the end:
But, standing alone, bloody and dusty with ash in the ruins of King's Landing with her kill list now complete, Arya Stark just might have space for one more name. At least that's what fans think.
Noticing the burned corpses of a mother and daughter who had previously saved her life, Arya climbs aboard a white horse to escape the carnage, and Game of Thrones showrunner DB Weiss explained in a post-episode breakdown what was going through the mind of Maisie Williams' character at the time:
"We knew that the Hound would be convincing her to part ways with him and to not go to her death. And once she decides she needs to get out of the city, well she’s in the worst possible place you can be. So she’s gotta get from that central point all the way outside the walls of the city. It’s the longest, hardest journey anybody has to make in the entire episode."
After surviving the massacre at King's Landing, fans don't imagine that Arya will be too pleased with Daenerys Targaryen, who burned down the entire city in a fit of rage disguised as vengeance. Especially since it might mean another fan theory coming into play.
Cast your minds back, if you will to season three of Game of Thrones.
Specifically, this meeting between Arya Stark and Melisandre the Red Witch:
"I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes sealed shut forever. We will meet again," the mysterious Melisandre says, and since then, Arya has killed people with brown eyes (Walder Frey) and blue eyes (none other than the Night King), but we were waiting on her to kill someone with green eyes.
For the longest time we thought that was Cersei, but...
Now, that would be interesting, wouldn't it?